Preserving the Saudi Monarchy: Political Pragmatism in Saudi Arabia, c.1973-1979

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This book provides a new perspective on the study of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its monarchy - its political leadership and decisions. Moreover, it analyzes how that decision-making evolved before, during, and after the Arab-Israeli War of 1973, and the subsequent Arab oil embargo that followed; the run-up to and aftermath of the 1975 murder of King Faysal; discussions over the oil weapon; and Saudi responses to the Carter presidency in the United States. Through the prism of tribal decision-making, this book sheds new light on a number of important political events, which have shaped the political leadership in Saudi Arabia, and explores the behind-the-scenes workings of the Saudi royal family.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages243
ISBN (Electronic)9783031300066
ISBN (Print)9783031300059
StatePublished - 19 Jun 2023

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  • Arab-Israeli war
  • Carter administration
  • King Faysal
  • Saudi royal family
  • tribal decision-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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